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by Xeron
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Games
Topic: OPEL Software for the Oric
Replies: 32
Views: 6302

Re: OPEL Software for the Oric

Does flipflop work? Surely you're calling it at 100hz (1 and -1 both should evaluate to true).

Would expect something like FlipFlop ^= 1 (initialised to 0 or 1).
by Xeron
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: OPEL Software for the Oric
Replies: 32
Views: 6302

Re: OPEL Software for the Oric

Nice! Good work.
by Xeron
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Source code repository discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 5624

Re: Source code repository discussion

I have to say I used to have the exact same opinions as dbug on svn vs. Git but when my work went all in on git and i had to learn it properly, i did an full 180 and now I love git and find going back to svn a pain in the arse.

I also have experience with CVS and ClearCase as well as svn and git.
by Xeron
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: A possible software alternative to Vsync?
Replies: 47
Views: 39379

Re: A possible software alternative to Vsync?

Simple. Real PAL television sends a 312 line field followed by a 313 line field (interlacing). The oric (and other old computers) send a progressive scan image (continuous 312 line frames) which isn't really to PAL spec but TVs would generally sync OK anyway.
by Xeron
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: A possible software alternative to Vsync?
Replies: 47
Views: 39379

Re: A possible software alternative to Vsync?

1 frame isn't 20000 cycles.

Its 64 cycles per scanline x 312 lines = 19968 cycles.
by Xeron
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Port Crazee Rider?
Replies: 23
Views: 10797

Re: Port Crazee Rider?

If you upload oricutron videos direct to YouTube, they often turn into an overcompressed mess, although it seems to depend slightly on the device you use to play it back. There is a thread on here describing how to pass the video through ffmpeg first for better results.
by Xeron
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Port Crazee Rider?
Replies: 23
Views: 10797

Re: Port Crazee Rider?

Looks really nice 👍. I wish you had put the vid through ffmpeg before uploading, though.
by Xeron
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Re-encoding Oricutron captures for Youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 4820

Re: Re-encoding Oricutron captures for Youtube

Just a quick additional note, if you change the "scale=720:672:flags=neighbor" parameter to "scale=960:672:flags=neighbor", you'll also give the video a bit of a horizontal stretch and make it look closer to the aspect ratio of a real Oric:

by Xeron
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Re-encoding Oricutron captures for Youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 4820

Re-encoding Oricutron captures for Youtube

Several people have found that if you upload Oricutron video captures direct to youtube, it re-encodes them into a crappy mess, even though the original video was losslessly encoded (and thus pixel perfect). The issue is that the videos are low resolution (240x224), so youtube encodes them with low ...
by Xeron
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Wolfenstein / DOOM for Oric : has this been done?
Replies: 51
Views: 14750

Re: Wolfenstein / DOOM for Oric : has this been done?

Our, to avoid fisheye, you just add a constant to all your distances, iirc. Simples.
by Xeron
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Orix update thread
Replies: 21
Views: 22715

Re: Orix update thread

This is really cool :-D Good work!
by Xeron
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: AY sound chip
Topic: "music" in Xenon meteors noise
Replies: 22
Views: 31254

Re: "music" in Xenon meteors noise

Oricutron also has accurate AY noise (or should ;-) )
by Xeron
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)
Replies: 182
Views: 146757

Re: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)

Wow, iss! Nice work! Glad someone has time to work on Oricutron while I'm too busy :-)
by Xeron
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: New tape fileformat (.ort)
Replies: 29
Views: 38731

Re: New tape fileformat (.ort)

No, it doesn't need to encode that.

Normal Oric data is stored in decoded bytes (same as .tap), so the fast/slow encoding has been stripped off. You could re-encode it as fast or slow if you like.

Other data is encoded as a waveform, so again no "fast" or "slow" really applies to the format.
by Xeron
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 600
Views: 459522

Re: OASIS development

Thats awesome, and the end result looks really great!